Richard Dubé holds a PhD. in sociology and is currently an associate professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa (Canada). He is also a member of the Canada Research Chair in Legal Traditions and Penal Rationality.
His main fields of interest are in the sociology of (criminal) law. His current research projetcs focus on the problem of the criminal justice system reform and the cognitive and structural challenges around penal innovations, the transformation of fundamental principles and the non responsiveness of the modern theories of punishment. His work has been published in peer reviewed journals such as Droit et Société, Déviance et Société, Champ Pénal and Les Cahiers de droit. He also co-edited Modernity in Transit (2009) and La rationalité pénale moderne: réflexions théoriques et explorations empiriques (2013).